Fairhaven Lake and Gardens

Fairhaven Lake and Gardens

Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Situated between Lytham and St Anne's, the salt water lake is positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank. 

Fairhaven Lake Booking Office

We are open throughout the school holidays and weekends as well (see times below) but please be aware that in adverse weather conditions the booking office will close. All leisure activities and charges can be found below.

 

DATE
2017 SEASON
SERVICES AVAILABLE OPENING TIMES
(weather dependent)
EASTER BREAK Saturday 1st April – Sunday 23rd April Motor boats, rowing boats, canoes, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00am
Weekends only from 23rd April- 28th May Motor boat service, rowing boats, canoes, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00am
MAY HALF TERM-28th May-4th June Motor boat service, rowing boats, canoes, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00am
Weekends only-4th June-23rd July Motor boat service, rowing boats, canoes, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00am
SUMMER BREAK-21st July-3rd September. Open 7 days per week, weather permitting Motor boat service, rowing boats, canoes, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00am
Weekends only 3rd Sept- 22nd Oct Motor boat service, rowing boats, canoes, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00am
OCTOBER HALF TERM – 22nd Oct – 29th Oct Motor boat service, rowing boats, canoes, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00am
CLOSED FROM MONDAY 30th OCT 2017 Winter Bowling green

You can call the booking office directly on 01253 735 440 for additional information.

2017/18 Fees and Charges

Motorboats - Per 20 minutes - £7.50

Rowing Boats - Per 30 minutes - £5.50

Pedalos / Canoes - Per 30 minutes - £5.50

Motor Launch

Adult 16+ £3.00

Senior / Junior £1.50

Child 5-15 £1.50

Child under 5 Free

Private Use

Windsurfing, Dinghy, canoes

2hrs period £6.00

Day  £12.00

Season £75.00

Bowling

Adult Per Hour £5.20
Senior Citizen per hour £4.20
Junior per hour £2.20
Hire of Bowls – deposit - £5.00
Adult Contract £80.00
Senior Contract £60.00/Junior Contract £30.00
Winter Contract only – £15.00
Green Reservation per hour £30.00

Bowling Contracts purchased through Fylde Council allow people to bowl at the following sites: Ashton Gardens, Hope Street Park and Fairhaven Lake.

Tennis

Adult / Family court hire per hour - £7.50

Junior / Senior Citizen court hire per hour - £4.50

Hire of rackets - deposit - £5.00

 Golf

Adult Crazy Golf - £3.00
Junior / Senior Citizen Crazy Golf - £2.00
Family Ticket Crazy Golf only (2 adults, 2 children) £8.00

Fairhaven Lake Facilities

  • Children's play facilities
  • Teenage/Youth focused activities
  • Lake with boat hire
  • Promenades and walks
  • Toilets
  • A Cafe
  • Crazy Golf
  • Crown green bowling
  • Skate and BMX Park
  • Lawn and hard surface Tennis Courts
  • Basketball
  • Floral displays
  • Picnic area
  • RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre 
  • Car Parking
  • Spitfire memorial
     

History of Fairhaven Lake Gardens

The site covers an area of 19.5 hectares (including the lake) and was created in the 1890’s by Fairhaven Estates Company who had very grand ideas. The original intention was to extend the sea wall and the gardens as far as St Anne’s, however this was abandoned after heavy seas flooded the lake in 1896. The next twenty years were years of gradual progress.

A landing stage and the Pagoda shaped boathouse were constructed. This was designed to contain living quarters for the Manager and an area where boats could be built. In 1926 at a cost of £34,000.00 the lake and surrounding park were bought from the Fairhaven Estates Company and presented to the Corporation of Lytham St Anne’s by Lord Ashton of Lancaster.


Fairhaven Lake has proved to be very popular with regatta, water skiing displays and hydroplane racing attracting crowds of up to fifteen thousand in the 1950’s and 60’s. More recently activity on the lake has declined although a new pleasure craft “Jubilee” was launched in 2002 and provides lake cruises.